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Book Talk: Living with the Dead… Black music, white culture and Highway 61

Book Talk: Living with the Dead… Black music, white culture and Highway 61

October 31, 2014

BOSTON , Oct 31 — Author Dennis McNally accompanied the Grateful Dead as a publicist and historian on the band’s “long strange trip,” and he chronicled Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation author of On the Road. For his latest book, On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom, McNally twice drove every mile of US Route 61, the legendary Mississippi River road, to document the influence of black music on white America. McNally spoke to Reuters about the music and... Read more

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A woman reads a newspaper while waiting for customers in her flower shop in Bucharest October 31, 2014. — Reuters pic

A woman reads a newspaper while waiting for customers in her flower shop in Bucharest October 31, 2014. — Reuters pic